No. 8 Duke uses 5-goal run to hand Navy 1st loss, 12-9 No. 1 Princeton squeaks by North Carolina, 10-9

March 17, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Freshman Nick Hartofilis scored four goals and John Fay added three goals and two assists yesterday to help No. 8 Duke hand 10th-ranked Navy its first loss of the season with a 12-9 win in Durham, N.C.

With the Midshipman (4-1) ahead 4-2 in the second, the Blue Devils (4-1) answered with five consecutive goals to take the lead for good, 7-5, at halftime.

Duke's lead went to 9-5 after goals by Hartofilis and David Stilly over the first three minutes of the third quarter, but Navy matched them and trailed by two entering the final quarter.

Midshipman goalkeeper Mickey Jarboe finished with 14 saves, and Duke's Joe Kirmser had 17.

No. 1 Princeton 10, No. 7 North Carolina 9: A goal by Craig Katz with 1: 59 left lifted top-ranked Princeton over North Carolina before 1,784 in Chapel Hill.

Katz's goal gave the Tigers their first lead and erased a four-goal deficit in the second half. It was the third one-goal win by the Tigers (3-0) this season. The Tar Heels (2-3) have lost three times by one goal.

Two goals each by Spencer Deering, Justin Bowman and Brett Kohart gave North Carolina a 7-4 lead at halftime.

Princeton used a four-goal run, the last by Scott Massey with 11 seconds remaining in the third quarter, to tie the game at 8-8.

The Tar Heels' last goal came from Merrill Turnbull with 10: 34 left and Princeton scored two goals in the final nine minutes to win.

No. 3 Virginia 16, Massachusetts 10: Tucker Radebaugh scored a career-high four goals to help power the host Cavaliers (3-2) to a come-from-behind win. Michael Watson also had four goals for Virginia, who surrendered a 5-3 lead in the second period.

No. 6 Georgetown 18, Penn State 8: Sophomore Greg McCavera scored four goals and senior All-American Dan Martin had three assists as the host Hoyas (4-1) blasted the Nittany Lions (2-2).

Goucher 12, Geneseo 11: Senior attackman Keith Guinto scored six goals, including the game-winner with 7: 25 left, as the Gophers (2-3) won the consolation game of the Guilford College Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Goucher also got four assists from Tim Bethke.

Pub Date: 3/17/97

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